Politics

Mixing Guns and Racism | Robert C. Koehler

In Illinois, as in all the rest of the states, it’s legal to carry a concealed handgun, unless you’re at a ballgame or in the… Continue reading

Trump’s 27 Loaded Questions | Peter Funt

Question 1: “Do you believe that the media purposely tries to divide Republicans in order to help elect Democrats?” Question 2: When did you stop… Continue reading

Jeffrey Lord, Off CNN, Still Defending Trump | John L. Micek

EAST PENNSBORO, Pa. - The rest of official Washington might be in free-fall over President Donald Trump’s Bizzaro-World press conference in Helsinki with Russian strongman… Continue reading

Chaos or Community in Immigration Policy | Andrew Moss

If you scan the Internet for immigration-related news stories following the Trump administration’s May 7 announcement of its “zero tolerance” border policy, you’ll find the… Continue reading

SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Frequently Asked Questions | Raging Moderate

Q. What’s the skinny on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice? A. Chaos. Confusion. Mutual accusations of partisan politics. Exasperation. Pique. Rage.… Continue reading

Trump’s 77th week in office | In cartoons

Another week and the carnage continues. Donald J. Trump celebrated his 77th week in office with a trip abroad to insult America’s allies — a… Continue reading

Human Rights Trumped | Mel Gurtov

Who cares about human rights? Not Trump, not his team. Here’s some of what we see. Deceptive Reporting Discussion in the Trump administration of sensitive… Continue reading

The Best Deals are the Deals that Develop Peace | Wim Laven

As an educator of politics and conflict resolution I’ve spent decades examining deals as they relate to conflict and peace. Negotiation is a key skill… Continue reading

A modest approach | The Petri Dish

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

Bainbridge council picks Deets for deputy mayor post

Bainbridge Councilman Joe Deets is the new deputy mayor for Bainbridge Island. The Bainbridge Island City Council chose its new deputy mayor at its meeting… Continue reading

The Dems Could Win If They Stood For Something | Robert C. Koehler

The Democrats have been in turmoil for the last half century and then some, when they abandoned their racist base and supported the civil rights… Continue reading

Congress Too Weak to Stop Trade War | John L. Micek

You may not have noticed it amid the White House’s bluster on NATO this week, but Congress utterly face-planted in its effort to rein in… Continue reading

President Trump’s Useful Idiocy | Winslow Myers

Though the president still has many supporters, there is a growing consensus, especially as the Trump-initiated trade war heats up, that he does not have… Continue reading

Trump Buys Survival Insurance From Brett Kavanaugh | Dick Polman

Feel free to tell yourself that Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court because the guy went to Yale (Trump reportedly loves Ivy… Continue reading

The Resistance is a Failure | Raging Moderate

You don’t need 20/20 vision to see that the whole world is waiting for the Democratic Party to push back against the tyrannical tendencies of… Continue reading

Arming Teachers | Basma Ismail

On May 22nd, 2014, Donald Trump announced to the world via his Twitter account that Hillary Clinton accused him of wanting to bring guns into… Continue reading

Has Democratic Socialism a Future in American Politics? | Lawrence Wittner

Recently, when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an obscure, upfront democratic socialist from the Bronx, easily defeated one of the most powerful U.S. Congressmen in the Democratic… Continue reading

Sen. Murray vows to oppose Supreme Court pick

U.S. Senator Patty Murray vowed Monday to oppose President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a statement, Murray —… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee notes concerns over Trump’s Supreme Court pick

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said citizens should be concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. In a statement Monday,… Continue reading

Trump’s 76th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon cavalcade of the 45th president continues with this look back at Donald J. Trump’s 76th week in the White House. This week’s contributing… Continue reading